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Soil Scientist licensing is now a reality in Tennessee

Our focus is now on promulgating rules and grandfathering those that qualify. You can be grandfathered in the following ways:

  1. Be on the current TDEC approved list
  2. Be federally employed in the 470 series or as a soil scientist with the state of Tennessee
  3. Be on the SSAT certified list. Click here to learn more about the SSAT certification process.

Our Mission

To foster the profession of soil science and its contribution to the welfare of Tennessee’s people and environment

Our State Soil (unofficially)

Dickson silt loam

Fine-silty, siliceous, semiactive, thermic, glossic fragiudults



The extent of Dickson soil in Tennessee

Learn more about Dickson soil and other state soils